Pret A Manger puts 13 EAT sites on market

Following the acquisition of the EAT sandwich, soups & salad chain in May, Pret A Manger has put 13 London sites on the market.

Pret's CEO Clive Schlee had said at the time of the deal that its purpose was to serve a growing demand of vegetarian and vegan customers, and that the group had earmarked 30 of EAT's 94-strong estate for conversion into Veggie Pret sites.

However, it's yet to be seen if the 13-branch disposal will affect this number of conversions.

The outlets up for sale are as follows: Aldersgate Street, Chancery Lane, Clapham Junction, Farringdon Street, Fenchurch Street, Fetter Lane, Great Peter Street, High Holborn, Kings Road, St James’s, Strutton Ground, Tottenham Court Road, and Tower Hill.

Following this site disposal, EAT's portfolio will be made up of 62 London outlets and 19 beyond the capital.

Pret A Manger, which currently operates 400 sites, was acquired itself last year for £1.5bn by JAB Holding.